The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) has called for the deployment of rapid COVID-19 testing for all passengers. The trade body said accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic testing before departure was a preferable alternative to quarantine measures. Testing would allow airlines to re-establish global air connectivity, IATA said. Officials said they would work through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and with health authorities to implement this solution quickly. In a statement, Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general, said the key to restoring the freedom of mobility across borders is systematic Covid-19 testing of all travelers before departure.  He said this will give governments the confidence to open their borders without complicated risk models that see constant changes in the rules imposed on travel. “Testing all passengers will give people back their freedom to travel with confidence,” said De Juniac, “and that will put millions of people back to work.”